Tapas Bars on the Upper West Side

Tapas Bars on the Upper West Side

I like small plates, because, when there’s only a little on my plate, I don’t feel bad for eating all of it really fast. And then getting more small plates and wolfing those down, too. Here are my favorite tapas bars on the Upper West Side !

Ella Kitchen & Bar

249 Columbus Ave

Dishes at Ella Kitchen & Bar are meant for sharing.  This Upper West Side restaurant near Lincoln Center is inspired by both Mediterranean and Latin cuisines.

“Our Social Dining Spirit Encourages Guests To Share Our Selection Of Small Plates”

Some menu highlights include:

  • Guacamole Tartar
  • Salmon Carpaccio: 16 House Beet-Cured Salmon, Pickled Beet, Baby Arugula, Smoked Yogurt, Capers, Dill
  • Ella Empanadas: Spinach, Corn, Manchego, Cotija, Chipotle Aioli

If you’re looking for a happy hour on the Upper West Side, Ella’s has one on weekdays from 2-7pm. This comes with $6 sangria and wine $5 beers which include Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner and Southhampton Double White.

Tapas Bars on the Upper West Side

Tapas Bars on the Upper West Side

http://www.ellakitchenbar.com/

Buceo 95

201 West 95th Street

Buceo 95 is a Spanish tapas and NYC wine bar with great food and an extensive wine list with very reasonable prices. Vibes are friendly and the setting is intimate.  The sangria is also delicious and quite strong!

Some menu highlights include:

  • Patatas Fritas
    spicy potato chips, pimenton, rosemary salt
  • Croquetas de Queso de Cabra
    goat cheese croquettes, strawberry pureé, strawberry smoked honey
  • Piquillos Rellenos
    young smoky idiazabal cheese stuffed peppers

Tapas Bars on the Upper West Side

Tapas Bars on the Upper West Side

http://buceo95.com/

Salumeria Rosi

283 Amsterdam Ave

Salumeria Rosi is one of many delicious Italian spots on the Upper West Side.  This tapas destination is popular for their yummy meats and cheeses.

Some menu highlights include:

  • Meats
    • Salame Calabrese: Spicy salame, originating from Calabria
    • Porchetta:  tender oven-roasted pork loin
    • Speck (I.G.T.): Smoked dry cured ham from Northern Italy’s German-speaking South Tyrol
  • Cheeses
    • LaTur Tre Latte: rich blend of cow, sheep and goat milk.
    • Gorgonzola Dolce: creamy, blue-veined cow’s milk cheese.

tapas bars upper west side NYC

tapas bars upper west side NYC

http://www.salumeriarosi.com/

 

Bustan

487 Amsterdam Ave

Bustan is a contemporary pan-Mediterranean restaurant. Head by Executive Chef Jose Paulo Cortes, their menu is influenced by Greece, Spain, the Middle East, Western Asia and Northern Africa.

This Upper West Side tapas joint will serve you many tasty bites including great pita and hummus and fantastic flatbreads.

Some menu highlights include:

  • Bianca Flatbread: ricotta, taleggio, wild mushrooms, garlic confit puree, oregano and white truffle oil
  • Moroccan Cigars: crispy feuille de brick stuffed with braised short ribs, mushrooms & onions, served with tahini and harissa tomato salsa
  • Taboon Charred Octopus: white bean masabacha, spiced crushed tomatoes, tahini, frisee, pickled onion salad and cilantro oil.

tapas bars upper west side NYC

tapas bars upper west side NYC

http://bustannyc.com/

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Mike is a native Upper West Sider. He's lived in the Lincoln Center area, Morningside Heights, and pretty much everywhere in between. You can frequently find him eating through the many great restaurants on the Upper West Side or awkwardly taking iPhone photos for @ilovetheupperwestside.
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